day 2055 – stackable boxes

finishing my stackable plyometric project on a sunny sunday afternoon. it’s great to have a dad that is capable of doing so much handyman work because he did most of the work while i just assisted in the ways that i can. now all that is left is to sand the edges and perhaps attach a thin taekwondo mat on the top to make it safer for shins. if i wanted to go one step further, i could also paint it

day 1423 – box jumping

img_20200123_114438481558505241169057.jpgjumping my boxes is a liberty i no longer take for granted. actually, there’s very liberty i take for granted as my body has learned the hard way over the years. box jumps has been sparse ever since beginning my rehab with chiro. of the times i tried the past seven weeks, i either only managed a thirty box or stopped short in excruciating hip pain. two weeks into kineisiologist rehab today, i’m back on boxes and made a thirty nine box. the most positive note to take away is pain free jumps. i hope to keep up with the no advil days

day 1220 – flexi

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going through my routine and flexing a little on friday night. it’s been a while since i last went through this program, but i didn’t want to deload nor do i have the patience. gym time has suffered a great deal and i only have restricted times that i can go, but i will make it happen. i went ham tonight; the soreness is already hitting me hard as i’m already have trouble walking

day 1074 – nighttide practice

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after not having done it for exactly a year, i am working on my breaking again. if it all works out, i’ll do it for walk with the dragon demo; if not, i’ll just keep it in my back pocket and hope i have another opportunity to use it. i’ll be disappointed if it’s not ready by then, but i won’t force it and keep working on it knowing i am inching closer than last time. my vertical enables me to do things like this; living proof that my exercises are paying off and that makes me happy

day 1073 – box on box

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stacking them boxes and going to work on those jumps. if practice makes perfect, practice will get me back to hitting the height i once made at my peak before i took a break from box jumps. it feels so close yet so far at the same time. maybe it’s a sign i am getting heavier, too heavy for my own good. i need to make some necessary adjustments to get what i want. that also means i’ll stay persistent and keep going until i make it

day 942 – pr’ed it

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clearing this height was a goal i had set out to do two months ago. after one month of hardwork and relentless plyo, i made it happen. my mind was slow to register what i had just done, but believe me, i was way more stoked than the immediate reaction i exemplified. this wouldn’t have been made possible if it weren’t for the positive encouragment, endless invigoration and belief i have received. more importantly, they did the believing for me because they believed in me more than i believed in myself. definitely a confidence booster knowing i can fulfill a lot more when i set my mind to it. what goals should i set next??

day 915 – stacking it up

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having a little faith in my ability and putting it to the test on unpadded surface. stacking up to seven plates on this night and successfully making it to the top unscathed. first attempt and first success is always deserving of a victory pose and casual step off. the first jump is always the hardest not because of the physical hurdle, but the mental one. not bad when i’m still nursing those messed up shins, but that hardly stops me much. i’ll be aiming higher next time and each time after that

day 905 – my setup

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after the first round, i felt like i was going to die and making it out of the gym alive was questionable. i thought to myself that stopping after round one would be a huge letdown and wouldn’t be a good representation of what i am truly capable of. i kept chugging on one exercise to the next, hoping to at least finish with a respectable amount before i call it quits. i am truly amazed at what i accomplished today. not only did i finish all rounds of all exercises, but i am able to walk out of this gym feeling good about what i willed myself to do. i would say my first go of my modified workout went well. i’m totally okay with having sore legs and not being able to walk tomorrow

day 901 – plyo power

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i knew what i was in for the moment i stepped into the gym today. it was all about drilling and drilling plyos because that’s what i wanted so that’s exactly what i got. the buckets of sweat from today said it all. it’s a very fulfilling and satisfying session cause i felt like i gave it my all and made every rep count. there was no holding back nor conserving energy for next sets on this day. this should be my hardest working session yet where all breaks received were hard earned

day 874 – box jump

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decided on a chill gym session on my off training day, but reality is, i shouldn’t have any off days anyways. all this holiday splurge of food is doing me all bad and no good. my latest targets has me working on my vertical just so i can take my pursuits to the next level. i didn’t make this height today but i know pretty soon this will be mine. i am just feeling ambitious and taking on new goals and new challenges heading into the new year